Who are the "spacists"?
marko at pacujo.net
Mon Mar 20 09:30:39 EDT 2017
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> I bet some terminal emulators support ANSI escape sequences to set
>> the tab stops to arbitrary columns, but nobody uses that
>> type-writer-era mechanism.
> Probably not. Most people would use the tabs(1) command instead.
>From "man tabs":
Use "-8" to set tabs to the standard interval.
I'd argue most people never touch the standard interval.
>>> The different kinds of whitespace have different semantic meanings,
>> Only in your head (and Makefiles).
> And in the Unicode specifications,
Unicode was 25 years late to the game, but please point me to the
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